Drinking out of Baccarat even makes scotch taste good.
Baccarat is a French manufacture of fine crystal located in Baccarat France.
Baccarat is known for their beautiful paperweights, quality stemware, chandeliers, barware, vases, and perfume bottles.
Most Austin estate sales we manage offer at least one piece of Baccarat typically a wedding or anniversary gift. However often we find many homeowners that collect the stunning pieces over their adult lifetime. It is not unusual that we find china cabinets full of dozens of pieces as well as servings for up to 20 or more people. For clients who entertain, we are surely going to expect to find Baccarat barware and more.
Selling large collections of Baccarat for our Austin estate sale clients is quite common.
While shopping recently I stepped into the Baccarat store to see what was new and to admire these stunning cats.
The panther below in person is huge. It’s about 20″ long and it must weigh about 20 pounds. It was $19,000.00.
We have a few collectors that are wanting items from these collections so if you are thinking of selling, we already have buyers for you.
Baccarat barware and vases are the most popular pieces we see. Both new and vintage styles are always desired and collected. The quality of Baccarat crystal is unsurpassed and I can never resist hearing the musical “ping” sound when gently tapping with a spoon or flicking the edge of the glass with my finger.
How to identify Baccarat?
Paperweights: Look for the letter “B” followed by a year on the paperweights. Typically this marking will be on the bottom but it could also be on one of the colorful ‘canes’ in the design. In 1849 however the paperweights were only marked with the year, no letter “B”.
Perfume bottles: From 1920 to present look for an etched logo on the bottom of the base. The first logo was a wine glass, carafe, and goblet with the words “Baccarat France” printed in a circle
Modern pieces (clocks, ashtrays, jewelry): Look for the etched word “Baccarat” and not the whole logo. They may also be etched with a large letter B.
Weight: Authentic Baccarat is very heavy. Replicas are not common, but they are easy to spot as they are not as heavy as the true Baccarat pieces.